Odaiba’s Gundam Has Fallen!


The life-size Gundam statue in Odaiba has been disassembled to return to Tokyo after two years as the “Odaiba Gundam Project 2011″. A 53-second video was posted on YouTube by the Asahi Shimbun newspaper which shows this titan in shambles. The statue is being displayed at Symbol Promenade Park on Tokyo’s artificial island of Odaiba until August 21. There’s a 500 yen (US$6) admission fee to the park and a portion of the proceeds will go to charities for victims of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake disaster.

The life-size statue first stood at Odaiba in July 2009 and attracted 4.15 million visitors before it closed the following month. (It stood 18 meters, or about 59 feet high.) The statue rose again in Shizuoka from July of last year to March of this year. Now if only they could get that Gundam operational…


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